E. coli

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Bacterial species such as E. coli (culture above) cause infections in tens of thousands of patients every year. They have developed resistance to a plethora of first-choice drugs used to treat them. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish scientists have gained key insights into the molecular machinery deployed by two common disease-causing bacteria, including E. coli. This may ma(...)

Although some progress has been made in the treatment of MRSA, there have been fewer advances in treatments for other bacteria such as E.coli, above. Image: Getty

Antibiotic resistance is not news to anyone in Ireland: we have lived with alarming levels of MRSA in our hospitals for many years. The World H(...)